Black Flowers in the Garden
Generally, we do not usually think about black flowers when planning our garden, but they are there, there are and many. So we can introduce them to our garden if we want to add a touch of mystery and sophistication to it.
We must think very well where we are going to cultivate them because in shaded places they will stand out less obviously, they will always look more sunny, but this will inevitably depend on the growing conditions required by each type of flower.
Although we call them black flowers, in fact, no flower is black, it is very dark shades of red or purple that make them seem almost black. Combined with other plants of green, orange, white flowers they will create beautiful contrasts.
There are many black flowers, more than we think. Above you can see a nice selection, from left to right and from top to bottom we have:
- The bat flower Tacca chantrieri is a plant native to the humid forests of Southeast Asia. It is grown indoors because it needs high temperature and high humidity, it does not withstand direct sunlight.
- On the right we have a black cove Zantedeschia aethiopica, native to southern Africa, needs a sandy loam soil. It needs good drainage. In terms of light, it needs the greatest possible exposure to obtain its characteristic color.
- The scabious black Scabiosa atropurpurea “Black Night”, annual or biannual perennial plant that does not reach a great height, about 90 cm and blooms from mid to late summer. It is of Mediterranean origin and needs a soil rich in organic matter, well drained and fresh.
- Common aquiline Aquilegia vulgaris, a plant native to the temperate zones of Europe and Asia. A plant that is very easy to grow and that adapts to clay and sandy soils needs sun exposure or partial shade. It reaches a height of about 120 cm and is suitable for borders and massifs. Good cut flower.
- Among the tulips there are several that present intense coloration, “Queen of night” for example is a red so intense that it looks black, we also have the “Black Diamond”. Its cultivation is the current in all tulips.
A nice combination of black and orange thoughts that with the green of the leaves creates a nice note of color in our garden. Go thinking about adding black flowers to your garden.